Articles tagged “vietnam”

VietJet to Go Public and Projects 30 Percent Profit Increase

VietJet to Go Public and Projects 30 Percent Profit Increase

Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg

VietJet is bullish about its own prospects, which is hardly surprising. The backdrop is that IATA forecasts that Vietnam will be among the world's fastest-growing markets in the next 20 years. There certainly is rising demand but on the downside is the fact that other regional airlines slumped last year.

2 months ago

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Startup Triip is now doing the reverse of unicorn Airbnb: Triip is adding lodging to experiences, powered by Booking.com. But it remains to be seen if this move will be enough to enable Triip to retain its novelty.

2 months ago

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Dan Peltier, Skift

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

4 months ago

Uber Loan Program in Vietnam Drives Shift Away From Scooters

Uber Loan Program in Vietnam Drives Shift Away From Scooters

Mai Ngoc Chau, Bloomberg

Uber is helping Vietnamese workers finance an upgrade from their scooters to brand new sedans in an effort to attract drivers loyal to its ridesharing service amidst intense competition.

8 months ago

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama Film ‘Parts Unknown’ Together in Hanoi

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama Film ‘Parts Unknown’ Together in Hanoi

Associated Press

Nothing like making a little history over a $6 lunch.

9 months ago

Vietnam Drops Visa Requirements for 5 European Countries

Vietnam Drops Visa Requirements for 5 European Countries

Associated Press

There's rarely a downside when visa requirements are loosened.

2 years ago

Pilots Playing Sick Win Pay Raises at Vietnam Airlines

Pilots Playing Sick Win Pay Raises at Vietnam Airlines

John Boudreau, Bloomberg

Pilot hirings in Asia can't keep pace with the growth of aviation in the region, making for a very nice market for captains and first officers looking for new cockpit gigs.

2 years ago

Vietnam Opens the Door to Gay Travelers By Dropping Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Vietnam Opens the Door to Gay Travelers By Dropping Same-Sex Marriage Ban

John Boudreau and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 4: Vivacious in Vietnam

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 4: Vivacious in Vietnam

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Bourdain's enthusiasm for a destination defines the tone of an episode, and this is one in which clearly all involved were more than happy to be there.

2 years ago

Vietnam Airlines IPO Fails to Draw a Foreign Investor for Six Years

Vietnam Airlines IPO Fails to Draw a Foreign Investor for Six Years

Nguyen Kieu Giang, Bloomberg

Although tourism throughout Asia is on the rise, aviation has proved a risky investment, making it difficult to draw investors even in the most optimistic cases.

2 years ago

Chinese Travelers Are Staying Away From Southeast Asia, Even With Discounts

Chinese Travelers Are Staying Away From Southeast Asia, Even With Discounts

Haixing Jin, Bloomberg

Who would have thought two years ago that China would be providing a boost to Japanese tourism.

2 years ago

Vietnam Pushes a Safe, Friendly Destination in New Tourism Campaign

Vietnam Pushes a Safe, Friendly Destination in New Tourism Campaign

Asia News Network

Vietnam is smart to focus on its largest source markets through familiarization trips, but it would also be wise to develop and build a clear brand via social media to reach tourists further away.

3 years ago